Launching Inauguration Day: 100 Artists, 100 Days - Here's What Makes America Great

January 19, 2017

Launching Inauguration Day: 100 Artists, 100 Days - Here's What Makes America Great

America is great. The things that make it great are unique to each and every one of us, and deserve to be celebrated. In a recent CBS interview, Jon Stewart pointed out how despite recent rhetoric, we have yet to hear details on what, specifically, makes America great. So in this political moment artists nationwide are harnessing their talents for good - illustrating the things that truly makes America great. 

Creative Action Network (CAN), a global community of artists and designers making art with purpose, has invited 100 artists around the country to create 100 posters depicting what makes America great to them. CAN will be releasing 1 print a day for the first 100 days of the new administration, starting on January 20: Inauguration Day.

Artists featured include Elle Luna, Nikkolas Smith, and Liza Donovan, who's recent poster, Hear Our Voicewas selected for distribution at the Women's March on Washington, and many more artists across the country. “As an immigrant, I have encountered with humbleness and gratitude, the respect given in the United States to a vast array of voices. Finding value in diversity and inclusivity, drives this nation forward. Plurality of this kind, makes America great," said artist Juana Medina of her piece, Plurality Makes America GreatMichael Czerniawski, an educator outside of Chicago, said of his piece, Civil Disobedience Makes America Great, "Activists across the timeline of our country have stood up for what is right on behalf of us all. This piece is an attempt to depict some of those struggles and how they have become an honored part of our country's history.

"Art has the unique power to spotlight and celebrate our shared values and ideals, and elevate the things we're fighting to protect. We hope this grassroots movement of artists can help shift the conversation from one of fear, to one of hope," said Max Slavkin, co-founder and CEO of Creative Action Network. 

All prints will be available for sale to support the artists, and CAN is donating 10% of proceeds to DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones, supporting economic, environmental, and criminal justice endeavors. 

"Art is the soul of the movement. Art and artists help us connect our heads with our hearts in order see with new perspective our struggles, possibilities, and strength.  We are proud to participate in this campaign and to share this art with the thousands of people who make up America’s #LoveArmy," said Jeremy Hays, Chief Engagement Office for DreamCorps.

The collection will be live, with a new poster added ever day beginning 1/20 here.

Visit the shop to see more posters, contribute your own, or buy your favorites to support the artists and DreamCorps here.

For questions, more information, or to get in touch with any of our artists email hello@thecreativeactionnetwork.com.





Also in News

The Ultimate 2020 Feminist Gift Guide
The Ultimate 2020 Feminist Gift Guide

January 27, 2020

2020 is here and we’re ready to usher in big changes that help dismantle the patriarchy and bring equality to all women and girls! Consider our 2020 feminist gift guide your roadmap to the resistance with every giving back to our hardworking partner organization UltraViolet, a community of over a million people driving feminist cultural and political change. Let’s do this 2020! 

Continue Reading

2019: Our Year in Review
2019: Our Year in Review

December 23, 2019

As we wind down the year and the decade, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that happened at CAN in 2019. It was a year of hard work, great art and exciting new opportunities for our company! We have big plans for 2020 that include a new book, sweeping new art campaigns and hopefully a new president, and none of it would be possible without the enthusiasm of the artists in our community who inspire us with their voices and talent. We hope you enjoy reading our 2019 year in review and please join us in raising a glass to a brand new decade. Cheers!

Continue Reading

The 10 Best Gifts for Feminists This Holiday Season
The 10 Best Gifts for Feminists This Holiday Season

November 19, 2019

We've got a ton of feminists to shop for this year and we suspect you do, too! Our Holiday 2019 feminist gift guide is a collection of the perfect gifts for activists of all ages, genders and yes, even political parties. Products are designed by women with proceeds giving back to UltraViolet, our partners working to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities. Here's to a very feminist holiday for all of us!

Continue Reading